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Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash  (Open Box)
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A great crash for moderate cash!

The Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash is a highly sensitive crash with an exceptionally quick response. The high-end pitch of this cymbal sounds quickly and then rapidly fades. Its crisp, sweet sound is the perfect accent in a wide range of music. Developed with Vinnie Colaiuta, this cymbal uses thin weights and radical hammering techniques to optimize this crash' sound. As a result of careful craftsmanship, this A Custom Fast Crash is a responsive cymbal with a bright, sophisticated sound.


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ZildjianA Custom Fast Crash
 
4.9

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Focused crash (8)
  • Bright sound (7)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Explosive attack (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

18" A custom fast crash- AWESOME

I love the whole A custom line, either the best or one of the best anywhere.
you get what you ask for. No more, no less, which is an awesome cymbal Read complete review

I love the whole A custom line, either the best or one of the best anywhere.
you get what you ask for. No more, no less, which is an awesome cymbal
the sound really bites. It can be played at virtually any volume, and I don't expect it to even scratch for a long time ( I'm a hard hitter)
it is a tad expensive, but its really worth it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Zildjian is extremely inconsistent

Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18...Read complete review

Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18 inch A custom fast crash. I figured it would be a great compliment to my 16 inch. It sounded horrible. Like hitting a thick pie pan. How can a 16 and 18 inch be that much different? Sent it back and got a 16 inch A custom and I noticed it was completely different than the 17 inch A custom I already have. Very dissatisfied with zildjian as a whole. I feel the only safe way to buy cymbals is where you can hit them and hear them hand's on. When you spend that much on cymbals ypu expect quality and consistency and with Zildjian apparently you dont know what you will get from one batch to the next.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

18" A custom fast crash- AWESOME

By Masen Smith

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

I love the whole A custom line, either the best or one of the best anywhere.
you get what you ask for. No more, no less, which is an awesome cymbal
the sound really bites. It can be played at virtually any volume, and I don't expect it to even scratch for a long time ( I'm a hard hitter)
it is a tad expensive, but its really worth it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty cool cymbal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

This one of the best sounding cymbals I've owned. You can hit it as hgard as you want and it wont crack at all. It has a nice volume and projection. I have the 16 which is the perfect size for me. get it. you wont be sorry.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cymbal

By Erik Nylander

from Arab, AL

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

I got this cymbal probably around a year and a half ago I suppose. It sounded really nice in the music store, so i bought it. It didn't project very well, but it really grew on me. I use it as my main crash now, and I love it. It is great for choking also becuase right when you choke it, the sound stops completely. Great quality and price; thanks Zildjian.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you can't go wrong!!

By tnt

from nashville, tn

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

if it says a custom on it, you cant go wrong. this is absolutely the best sounding fast crash i've ever played in my life, and i've played thousands of cymbals. you won't be disappointed with this purchase, as long as you're expecting it to be a fast crash. don't expect a long decay or heavy volume out of a cymbal that's not designed for that, or you will be disappointed. for what it's for, it's the best sounding fast crash on the market. would purchase again and again!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Crash

By Old Rocker Dude

from WNC

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Nice bright sound
  • Nice briliant finish
  • Speaks quicky then decays

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill crashes in songs
    • Rock bands loud

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

    This is a great crash. It's not cheap, but there are many others out there that cost more. The A Custom Series is a good value and have a nice bright, modern sound

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Crash

    By fatmanlittleboy

    from Springfield Ma

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

    I got this crash about 3 months ago and i just love it. It is just fantastic, i t has great attack and good sound. Its Zildjian so you know its good quality. it sounds good with all kinds of music. its a really good buy.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Custom Fast Crash

    By The Ronman

    from Orlando

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

    The Fast Crash looks pretty frail upon first examination. It's thin and it bends. Don't let that fool you. It will take a beating! I've had my 16" A Custom Fast Crash for 5 or 6 years. It is probably the most abused cymbal on my drum kit. It is hit often and hard. Only 6 months ago did 1mm cracks start appearing on the edge. First, one, then a few, and now, many. Too many. I'm here today to replace it. I have nothing bad to say about this cymbal. It took a beating and probably could take some more, but it is getting flat sounding. I most definitely got my money's worth from this cymbal. I play 4 and 5 sets of Rock 2 nights a week. A hobbyist or a lighter hitter could probably get double the years out of it than I did. As far as the sound, it's an A Custom, it's thin, it sounds fantastic! Once you get over how thin it is, you will never be sorry you bought it once you hear it.

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Cymbal

    By TheSasku80

    from Minnesota

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

    I have used this cymbal for my church's group crash and I got to say Damn, this cymbal has a great GREAT cut through the music, this cymbal as well sounds very nice recorded I would recommended this to all Heavy - what ever, styles or just for regular use I will own this cymbal DEFINITELY

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Box Elder Piper

    from Idaho Falls, ID

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Focused Crash
    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

      All kinds of music. Love it.

       
      5.0

      Amazing cymbal! Fast, bright and musical!

      By Stxx1956

      from 22655

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Quick accents or crash for small venues

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

        Great cymbal! Love it for accents when using larger cymbals with it or works great a main crash in small rooms

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Zildjian is extremely inconsistent

        By Bodog

        from Salisbury NC

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Focused Crash

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Quality
        • Zildjian Not Consistent Q

        Best Uses

        • Baking Pies

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

        Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18 inch A custom fast crash. I figured it would be a great compliment to my 16 inch. It sounded horrible. Like hitting a thick pie pan. How can a 16 and 18 inch be that much different? Sent it back and got a 16 inch A custom and I noticed it was completely different than the 17 inch A custom I already have. Very dissatisfied with zildjian as a whole. I feel the only safe way to buy cymbals is where you can hit them and hear them hand's on. When you spend that much on cymbals ypu expect quality and consistency and with Zildjian apparently you dont know what you will get from one batch to the next.

         
        5.0

        my go to cymbal

        By Bodog

        from Salisbury NC

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

          Every drummer has their go to cymbal and this is mine. Considering I have k dark cymbals as part of my kit this is a great compliment. If you need a light (not too light) fast crash this is the cymbal for you.

           
          5.0

          Zildjian,quality that talks by itself

          By Chao 01

          from West columbia SC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • great sound

          Cons

          • No Comes Exactly Like Pic

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

          I prefer always zildjians,good quality,good price I would buy them again and again

           
          5.0

          Good sound

          By Junior

          from newark, nj

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

          Very good sound.
          Love it!

           
          5.0

          zildjian a custom fast crash

          By drummer

          from Moon Township, PA

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Focused Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

              outstanding sound. recommend it to everyone. started out with cheaper cymbals, and there is no comparison to the a customs.

               
              5.0

              zildjian fast crash 15"

              By drummer

              from Moon Township, PA

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Focused Crash

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  sound is outstanding. should have saved and bought the A custom from the start.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE THE Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash

                  By TBONE2112

                  from SAN JOSE, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Focused Crash
                  • Responsive Feel
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Cracked

                  Best Uses

                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  I love the complete line of Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash cymbals I have a 4 of them on my kit, very versatile cymbal, not to loud for small venues and not overpowering when using overheads microphones. I originally purchased my 17" 6 years ago and just had to repurchase because it had 2 small cracks on the side and eventually a 1 inch chunk feel out. But I beat the heck out of this cymbal and ride it like a heavy metal monster so I'm not complaining and it is a fast crash and those are a bit thinner, but they sound GREAT.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just all round great cymbal!

                  By Punkdrummer55

                  from Bunker Hill, WV

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  I couldn't have picked a better sounding cymbal! NICEEE!

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best Crash, Hands Down. Seriously.

                  By U2Johnny

                  from Ridgefield, CT

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  I have heard complaints that this crash cracks too easily or is too quiet. My problems were solved with the 18" Fast Crash, this is the absolute PERFECT cymbal in my opinion, it is full, rich, and is just big enough to be cutting but not annoying. About the cracking problems, yes, I would recommend purchasing the warranty before after all this cymbal is quite then. But if you have a history with cracking cymbals, then it's probably your hitting technique that is causing this and not the thickness of the cymbal itself.

                   
                  5.0

                  Durable, bright, and decently affordable.

                  By Yesterday's Heroes Drums

                  from Lowell MA

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  Speakling as a Zildjian die-hard, these cymbals are great. My only gripe is that the 16" is a little thin sounding. It has a small bell so the impact sound thin and the decay is really short. I use the 14" as a top hi-hat for a trashy, yet bright, and original sound. I gave the quality a 4.5 because like most other coated cymbals these do crack. I've had my 18" and 16" for about 2 years now, and my 14" for about 4. The 18 is cracking, but that's because I ride on it a lot. In short. If you're looking for a good bright sound that will cut through ear drums, these are the cymbals for you. Just beware if you are a hard hitter!

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